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#36: The Seventh Seal

Herregud! Episode 36 is out, where Rune and Tryggvi start their journey into the genius of Ingmar Bergman on his centenary by reviewing his 1957 masterpiece The Seventh Seal. Unsurprisingly, this journey takes a few geek turns where Lego, Playstation, and The Olsen Gang play a part. And, is there a better wheat beer than Hoegaarden?

Our discussion of The Seventh Seal starts at 22:20

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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#35: Thelma

End of year episode alert! Tryggvi and Rune start the new year by spectacularly disagreeing about Joachim Trier’s Thelma. Also, a look back at the good and bad of the weirdly over-hyped film year of 2017.

Our discussion of Thelma starts at 31:11.

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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#34: Upstream Color

Happy holidays everyone! The season of good cheer is upon us and The last Jedi is out as well! Wholesome and beerless fathers, Rune and Tryggvi, celebrate this by looking at Shane Carruth’s proper sci-fi film Upstream Color. Christmas talk, some cute piglets and Vince Vaughn: The essential ingredients of a good podcast.

Our discussion of Upstream Color starts at 13:00.

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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#33: A Christmas Tale

Hohohoholy crap it’s episode 33! Slightly tipsy hosts Tryggvi and Rune take on the holiday season by checking out French family drama-slash-black comedy A Christmas Tale. Hot tubs, peep-holes, alcohol and general family dysfunctions… tis the season!

Our conversation about Un Conte de Nöel / A Christmas Tale starts at 19:51.

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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#32: The Square

It’s episode 32 folks! This time Rune and Tryggvi discuss Swedish auteur Ruben Östlund and his latest opus: The Square. It’s all very shapely and civilized, maybe with the exception of the modern art, the apes and the projectile vomiting.

Our conversation about The Square starts at 20:09.

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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#31: The Party

Episode 31 is out! Tryggvi and Rune are in festive mood and tackle Sally Potter’s new film The Party. Plus, Teletubbies, Midsomer Murders and a desperate plea to one of the hosts!

Our conversation about The Party starts at 30:53.

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

This episode contains a sound clip from the trailer of The Party. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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#30: Stranger Things 2

Boo! It’s episode 30 and Rune and Tryggvi go deep into the Upside Down for a special Netflix Halloween Extravaganza. Along with Stranger Things, they check out new releases The Meyerowitz Stories and Gerald’s Game. Demogorgons, a dysfunctional family and Death himself: It certainly sounds like Halloween.

Our conversation about The Meyerowitz Stories starts at 16:10, Gerald’s Game at 34:15, and Stranger Things Season 2 at 53:00.

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

This episode contains a sound clip from the trailers of The Meyerowitz Stories, Gerald’s Game, and Stranger Things Season 2. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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#29: The Snowman

Tryggvi and Rune go back to the proud tradition of Nordic Noir by checking out the multinational and star-studded crime thriller: The Snowman. With Jo Nesbø, Val Kilmer, an extraordinary fingerprint scanner, Martin Scorsese, a banana peel, and a detective named Harry Hole, what could go wrong?

Our conversation about The Snowman starts at 24:56.

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

This episode contains a sound clip from the trailer of The Snowman. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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#28: Lost Highway / Twin Peaks: The Return

It’s episode 28 and a damn fine episode it is! Once again Rune and Tryggvi marvel at the surreal poetry of David Lynch. They take a peek behind the red curtains, look at cult classic Lost Highway and then his eighteen hour masterpiece, Twin Peaks: The Return. So much genius, so little time.

Our conversation about Lost Highway starts at 15:00 and Twin Peaks: The Return at 52:13.

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd

This episode contains a sound clips from trailers of Lost Highway and Twin Peaks: The Return. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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#27: IT / Parents (Forældre)

It’s episode 27 folks! Rune and Tryggvi are still in blockbuster mode, taking a look at clowny teen thriller IT. Also, they look at nominated films for the Nordic Council Film Prize and especially its Danish nominee, Forældre. Somehow the chat always turns to David Lynch though, and perhaps the question is whether anything can look good in comparison when the master is in your head?

Our conversation about IT starts at 6:37 and Parents at 37:45.

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd

This episode contains a sound clip from IT (2017) and Parents/Forældre (2016). The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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